Thursday, December 27, 2007

D.J. McGuire Makes a Good Case for Bob Marshall

Del. Bob Marshall is one step away from a full-on run at the U.S. Senate. In anticipation of this run, D.J. McGuire (The Right-Wing Liberal) has made some compelling cases as to why he thinks Marshall can win against Mark Warner (or Julien Modica, should something crazy happen during the primaries), and how he can do it.

"How Bob Marshall Will Win" - Part I and Part II

He's actually convincing me to start throwing my support behind Marshall. I was getting pretty big on the idea of Chris Saxman running, but Saxman decided to bow out of a bid for John Warner's soon-to-be-open Senate seat.

Whoever runs for the GOP nomination will have to contend with former Governor Jim Gilmore at a party convention.


D.J. McGuire said...


Thanks, Phil.

Spank That Donkey said...

Is that the consensus over at DWJ, ya'll would rather face Del. Marshall, rather than Gov. Gilmore?

Phil Chroniger said...

I can't speak for DWJ, I can only speak for myself.

I've been on the fence a bit on Marshall or Gilmore. Gilmore has experience and a built-in base of support, Marshall has less "political baggage" and is a but of fresh blood on the statewide scene.

D.J. has done two pieces of excellent analysis on Bob Marshall and why he could/should win, and also why he's a viable candidate for someone like me to get behind. Both you and D.J. are members of the ODBA, if I'm not mistaken...yet you like Gilmore, he likes Marshall.

See, who you affiliate yourself with does not have to mean you think alike.

And what do you mean "face" Del. Marshall...I'm a Republican, buddy (and there's 2 other conservatives over at DWJ, too). I have no plans on voting for Mark Warner in Nov. 2008, that's for sure.

The last thing we need is a man who hikes taxes on a budget surplus in the U.S. Senate.